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薹が立つ (Tō ga tatsu) (English translation)

薹が立つ

薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ 薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ
気をつけないと薹が立つ
薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ 薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ
気をつけないと薹が立つ
 
知ってる?「トウ」という字 意外と知らない 知られてないのね
エッフェル塔の塔という字 じゃ 違うのよ 違うのよ 違うのよ
 
あんたそこで何しよっと? しっかり聞かんと いかんよ いかんよ
あんたその字知っとっと? 知ったかぶりしたら いかんよ いかんよ 薹
 
薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ 薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ
気をつけないと薹が立つ
薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ 薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹が立つ
気をつけないと薹が立つ
 
見てよあそこの女(ひと) 薹が立ってるわ まさしくこのこと
教えてあげようか イヤ やめとこう やめとこう やめとこう
 
あんたそこで何しよっと? しっかり見らんと いかんよ いかんよ
あんたその字知っとっと? 覚えとかんといかんよ いかんよ 薹
 
あんたそこで何しよっと? しっかり聞かんと いかんよ いかんよ
あんたその字知っとっと? 知ったかぶりしたら いかんよ いかんよ
 
あんたそこで何しよっと? しっかり見らんと いかんよ いかんよ
あんたその字知っとっと? 覚えとかんといかんよ いかんよ 薹
 
薹薹薹薹薹薹薹薹・・・
 
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Past your prime

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Past past past past your prime, past past past past your prime1
You must be careful when you're past your prime
Past past past past your prime, past past past past your prime
You must be careful when you're past your prime.
 
Do you know the kanji for "tō"? Surprisingly, not many people know, or seem to care about it2
If you think it's the kanji "tō" in "Eiffel Tower", then you're mistaken.3
 
What should you try to do? You can listen to it properly, but you won't do it4
Do you know that kanji? You can pretend that you know "tō", but you won't do it.
 
Past past past past your prime, past past past past your prime
You must be careful when you're past your prime
Past past past past your prime, past past past past your prime
You must be careful when you're past your prime.
 
Look at that woman over there! She's past her prime, no doubt about it.
Do you want me to teach you? Oh, but you're going to forget about it.
 
What should you try to do? You can look to it properly, but you won't do it
Do you know that kanji? You can try to memorize "tō", but you won't do it.
 
What should you try to do? You have to listen to it properly, but you won't do it
Do you know that kanji? You can pretend that you know "tō", but you won't do it.
 
What should you try to do? You can look to it properly, but you won't do it
Do you know that kanji? You can try to memorize "tō", but you won't do it.
 
Tō tō tō tō tō tō...
 
  • 1. "薹が立つ" is a japanese expression that, among other things, it's used to say that someone has past their prime.
  • 2. "tō" is the romanized transliteration of the kanji "薹". In the lyrics it is written using the katakana alphabet.
  • 3. The kanji "tō" (塔) in "Eiffel Tower" (エッフェル塔) have the same pronunciation as the kanji "薹".
  • 4. "いかんよ" (ikan'yo) is a abbreviation of "行かないよ" (ikanaiyo) used in some regions of Japan.
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